1 dead after car plunges off SR-408 onto I-4 in downtown Orlando

I-4 express lanes, entrances to I-4 from SR 408 shut down

A fatal crash at I-4 in downtown Orlando shut down the express lanes and both entrances to I-4 from State Road 408.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A fatal crash in downtown Orlando shut down the express lanes and both entrances to Interstate 4 from State Road 408 for about three hours Monday morning, officers said.

Orlando police said the car that was likely speeding went over a barrier on S.R. 408 and dropped onto I-4, killing 24-year-old Arcadio Shakur-Dejesus, who was driving the vehicle.

“A single vehicle was traveling westbound on interstate 4 and exited to state road 408. While the vehicle was exiting, it left the roadway and fell,” Sgt. Ross Hutto with Orlando police said. “During the preliminary investigation, the car was probably going too fast and went up and over the barrier and fell down.”

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No other people were involved, police said at a news briefing.

“The car went over the barrier. The barrier did not fail,” Hutto said.

Video from Sky 6 showed wreckage in the express lanes of I-4.

All regular lanes of I-4 were back open as of 11:56 a.m., police said. The express lanes in both directions and the SR-408 ramps reopened as of around 2:20 p.m.

“It caused quite the backup, and we worked with the Florida Department of Transportation and got the proper roads shut down,” Hutto said. “Everything at this point should be open.”

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